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#6816 - 07/07/01 10:45 PM Camcorder
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avid diver

Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 11
I was wondering if a sorta bag could be manufacturded to hold things like say for instance a camcorder for use under water? I mean that would be a great cheap alternative for recreation dives. And I'm not sure but I think these bags exist.

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#6817 - 07/08/01 08:32 AM Re: Camcorder
Hyperjoe Offline
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Registered: 02/28/01
Posts: 29
Loc: Mayfield Hts
They do...and there cheap, but only for depth under 35ft or so.

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#6818 - 07/08/01 09:40 AM Re: Camcorder
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avid diver

Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 11
Do you know what they are called? Thanx

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#6819 - 08/29/01 02:51 PM Re: Camcorder
RedDog Offline
just got here

Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 1
Loc: San Antonio, TX 78258
I purchased one and used it with my Sony HI8 camcorder July in Cozumel. EWA-MARINE makes the cases and can be found through DiversDiscount.com. Even though they rate them only to 35 feet, I used it down to 55 feet with no problem. Remember though, the lower the depth, the more the case compresses. I "accidently" took it lower (85') and it was like shrink wrap around the camera. Couldn't use the controls being so tight. Once I ascended, it was fine again. I probably won't take it down that low again. Check it out....

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#6820 - 10/04/01 11:23 AM Re: Camcorder
Rebecca Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 561
The "bag" style housings are not going to be as leak proof as the solid housings made for your camera. I know the bags are quite a bit cheaper but the last thing you want is a leak. I tend to think the bags are made more for snorkeling than for diving. The deeper you go the more likely it is to leak. The bags have their place. I would use them in the rain, around water where the camera could get splashed, or even for snorkeling.


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